HIGHNESS “Gaea (Strings)” song premiere, courtesy of Revolver Magazine

Apr 11 2013

Late last week, Revolver Magazine premiered “Gaea (Strings),” the first song from the upcoming HIGHNESS debut album Hold, along with a short feature on the band. To read the piece, you can check it out on the Revolver Magazine site.

RVA Magazine (out of the band’s partial hometown of Richmond, Virginia) also ran a recent feature on the band, which you can check out on the RVA Magazine site.

Hold will be in stores everywhere on May 14, 2013, along with a reissue of the first LP from singer Eric Richter’s former band CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE. We anticipate it being a rather exciting day for fans of his work.

“Visual Violence: Brent Eyestone” artist feature (Decibel Magazine)

Apr 11 2013

The fine people at Decibel Magazine recently invited Magic Bullet Records’ Brent Eyestone to pen a guest article about his inspirations and influences surrounding the illustration work that became the cover of the IRON REAGAN Worse Than Dead album.

In the piece, Eyestone walks through 5 unique albums from punk and metal’s past that can be seen as having some sort of historical bearing on what ultimately was produced in the final version of the Worse Than Dead cover. Artwork from all albums supplements the piece, along with songs from each album.

To read the article, please swing by the Decibel Magazine website and enjoy:  http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/visual-violence-brent-eyestone/

SUTEKH HEXEN shirts and hooded zip up now available

Apr 10 2013

Now available in the Magic Bullet Records merch store (powered by Shirts & Destroy) : SUTEKH HEXEN Behind the Throne t-shirt and hooded zip up + Spring 2013 tour t-shirt.

These designs are intended to supplement the Behind the Throne LP and CD we released not too long ago. The LP version has recently been repressed, so we figured it would be a perfect time to make these garments available.

The tour t-shirt (designed by Steve Wilson and Kevin Gan Yuen) is being made available specifically for those unable to catch the band live on their Northwest Plague tour with Demian Johnston’s BLSPHM this week. It is very limited and being only made available once. You should definitely act now if you desire one.

To order any of these pieces, please visit the Magic Bullet merch store at Shirts & Destroy.

Tour dates are up at: http://sutekhhexen.org/shows.html

Record Store Day 2013: HEADLESS DOGS “1-5″ 12″

Apr 10 2013

Out on April 20, 2013 for Record Store Day: HEADLESS DOGS “1-5″ 12″.

Contained are five exclusive songs specifically recorded for this release.

As with all Record Store Day releases, they are initially only available in physical record stores around the world. If you want a copy, you’ll need to make sure that your local record store orders copies from Cobraside Distribution.

All copies are on split color vinyl. Happy hunting!

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Record Store Day 2013: IDES OF GEMINI “Hexagram 45″ 7″

Apr 10 2013

Out on April 20, 2013 for Record Store Day: IDES OF GEMINI “Hexagram 45″ 7″.

Featured are two brand new, exclusive songs specifically recorded for this release.

As with all Record Store Day releases, they are initially only available in physical record stores around the world. If you want a copy, you’ll need to make sure that your local record store orders copies from Cobraside Distribution.

All copies are on color vinyl. Happy hunting!

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Record Store Day 2013: CORN ON MACABRE “Discographic Violence” LP

Apr 10 2013

Out on April 20, 2013 for Record Store Day: CORN ON MACABRE “Discographic Violence” LP.

This is the first time that all 13 songs the band ever recorded appear on LP format.

As with all Record Store Day releases, they are initially only available in physical record stores around the world. If you want a copy, you’ll need to make sure that your local record store orders copies from Cobraside Distribution.

All copies are on split color vinyl. Happy hunting!

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Record Store Day 2013: BOY SETS FIRE “Bled Dry” 7″

Apr 10 2013

Out on April 20, 2013 for Record Store Day: BOY SETS FIRE “Bled Dry” b/w “Bring Back the Fight” 7″.

These are two brand new, exclusive songs specifically recorded for this release.

As with all Record Store Day releases, they are initially only available in physical record stores around the world. If you want a copy, you’ll need to make sure that your local record store orders copies from Cobraside Distribution.

All copies are on color vinyl. Happy hunting!

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INTEGRITY To Assault Humanity With New LP Via A389/Magic Bullet

Mar 25 2013

The injustices of humanity and the demise of mankind will be exploited once again by the entity known as INTEGRITY this Spring as the legendary outfit prepares to assault the planet with a new LP to be released through a joint collaboration with A389 Recordings and Magic Bullet Records.

Legions of converted souls worldwide have hailed the name INTEGRITY for two and a half decades. Formed in 1988, the band surged out of the Cleveland underground with a seething style of metal hellbent on murder, revenge, the occult and beyond, and has continually drawn more flies into the flames every step of the way. As one of the more prolific acts of the blood-boiling mid-late ‘90s metallic hardcore scene, and having toured most inhabited realms of the planet, INTEGRITY has not only become a household name over the years, but its devotees have helped maintain the name as one of the most notorious and revered. Amidst countless eras and lineup shifts, founding member Dwid Hellion continues to carry the band forward, forming his own Holy Terror Empire, and becoming as iconic within the extreme music underworld as David Koresh, Jim Jones and Pol Pot are to population control.

Hellion has stripped the birthing process of INTEGRITY’s output to even more cult depths, and for the past five years and all micro releases within, has musically collaborated with multi-instrumentalist Robert Orr alone. Taking past trades forward and culminating those staples with newer practices, Hellion and Orr’s latest effigy has been carved, and on June 11th — the vinyl pressing A389 and the CD via Magic Bullet – Suicide Black Snake will deliver the endtime yearnings of the longtime INTEGRITY message into the general public like never before.

INTEGRITY will embark on an extensive tour offensive leading up to and straight through the release of Suicide Black Snake. The action begins with a one-off in New Haven, Connecticut May 23rd alongside Overcast. The next two days will take the band’s wrath to our northern allies to the first time ever as the A389 Canadian Invasion slams Montreal and Toronto. Support from Homewrecker and Ilsa will be provided for all three of these shows. Directly following the Canadian Invasion INTEGRITY will take part in the massive annual Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore, performing the final night of the gala with Ascension, Carpathian Forest, Exodus, Glorior Belli, Pentagram, Sleep, Venom, Citizens Arrest, Converge, Magrudergrind and more. A brutal tour through the Southeast states with Gehenna and Full Of Hell follow, as all three acts trek to Chaos In Tejas alongside Bolt Thrower, Final Conflict, Manilla Road, Abigail, Kromosom and countless more. A massive European festival assault will consume much of July and August as well.

Further sermons on the coming of Suicide Black Snake should be expected over the coming months, along with additional INTEGRITY live actions.

INTEGRITY Tour Actions:

5/23/2013 The Dark Room – New Haven, CT w/ Overcast, Homewrecker, Ilsa
5/24/2013 Foufounes – Montreal, QC w/ Enforcers, Pick Your Side, Homewrecker, Ilsa, Vilipend
5/25/2013 Wrongbar – Toronto, ON w/ Pick Your Side, Homewrecker, Ilsa, Vilipend
5/26/2013 Maryland Death Fest – Baltimore, MD
5/27/2013 Kingdom – Richmond, VA w/ Gehenna, Full Of Hell
5/28/2013 Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC w/ Gehenna, Full Of Hell
5/29/2013 The End – Nashville, TN w/ Gehenna, Full Of Hell
5/30/2013 Siberia – New Orleans, LA w/ Gehenna, Full Of Hell
6/01/2013 Chaos In Tejas – Austin, TX
7/26/2013 Druckluft – Oberhausen, Germany
7/27/2013 Vlamrock Festival – AS, Belgium
7/29/2013 Wharf Chambers – Leeds, UK
7/30/2013 Fiber – Dublin, Ireland
7/31/2013 Trillians – Newcastle, UK
8/01/2013 Underworld – London, UK
8/02/2013 Resurrection Festival – Viveiro, Spain
8/03/2013 New Noise – Karlsruhe, Germany
8/04/2013 Péniche Alternat – Paris, France
8/05/2013 Le Saint Des Seins – Toulouse, France
8/06/2013 TBA – Bordeaux, France
8/07/2013 Le Korigan – Luynes/Aix en Provence, France
8/09/2013 Voodoo Club – Comacchio, Italy
8/10/2013 Mostovna – Nova Goricia, Slovenia
8/16/2013 Voice Of Art Festival – Hohenstein, Germany
8/17/2013 Days Of Fury Fest – Fredericia, Denmark
8/18/2013 Innocent – Hengelo, Netherlands
8/19/2013 Bei Chez Heinz – Hannover, Germany
8/20/2013 Cassiopeia – Berlin, Germany
8/21/2013 Headcrash – Hamburg, Germany
8/22/2013 Bunker Festival – Oslo, Norway
8/23/2013 L’ Orient – Linkoping, Sweden

IRON REAGAN “Worse Than Dead” streaming in entirety on Revolver

Mar 15 2013

With release day right around the corner (March 19), IRON REAGAN‘s Worse Than Dead debut full length is streaming in its entirety on Revolver‘s site.

You can check it out here: http://www.revolvermag.com/news/exclusive-iron-reagan-featuring-members-of-municipal-waste-and-suppression-premiere-new-album-worse-than-dead.html

KILL LIFE “Snake Kills Whole Family” limited shirt/7″ bundle now available

Mar 12 2013

The first bundle we’re offering via the Magic Bullet/Shirts & Destroy store is for the new KILL LIFE Snake Kills Whole Family 7″, featuring our buddy Dwid Hellion doing vocals on this installment. Sound good? Fucking right it does…

Order now and you’ll get an exclusive CAMO GREEN version of the 7″ along with the t-shirt color of your choice.

Ordering is live at the Magic Bullet store at Shirts & Destroy.


Official Magic Bullet merch store launches in Brooklyn, courtesy of Shirts & Destroy

Mar 12 2013

For many years, I’ve fielded a lot of requests for Magic Bullet label and band-related merchandise. And, at times, I’ve tried to oblige whenever possible… offering the occasional band shirt or label logo shirt at various points over the years. All that stuff tended to sell quickly, but I kept finding that it was distracting me from being able to focus on records, which are already an insane amount of work on their own. That being the case, it became more and more rare for us to offer much merch outside of the records themselves.

The idea then became that, if we could find a trusted friend to take over the manufacturing and fulfillment of merch orders in the future, I’d certainly be open to it and embrace it. The catch, of course, is that you have to wholly be on the same page philosophically, ethically, aesthetically, and otherwise with said friend if he’s going to head up an entire arm of your operation.

Enter Ryan Begley, the mind behind Shirts & Destroy. For at least a few years now, Ryan and I have been exchanging regular communication about our ideas for such an endeavor.  I’ve tremendously enjoyed every single second spent swapping ideas and sharing each others’ lives in conversation. He runs my kind of business, I run his kind of business, and we’re both tremendously enthusiastic about the bands and fans that Magic Bullet brings to the table.

With that said, I’m proud to announce that Shirts & Destroy will be the exclusive source for all Magic Bullet merchandise. Ryan is our dude and he does impeccable work. We love him, Shirts & Destroy, and we’re positive you will love your experience ordering our printed goods, exclusive bundles, and special items from his company.

To celebrate the kick-off, we’re currently offering the classic Magic Bullet logo shirt featuring Aaron Horkey’s logo for the label. These haven’t been in print in some years and this is the first time the logo is being offered in these ink/shirt colors. Enjoy.

Store link/order link

DANIEL DANGER reinterprets CORN ON MACABRE album art, opens BK gallery show May 10

Mar 11 2013

Our buddy Daniel Danger recently reworked the cover art from the now-decade-old CORN ON MACABRE CD via the lens of his own magical world. We’ll be using the image for a Record Store Day LP release of the band’s entire catalog, titled Discographic Violence. It will be in stores on April 20, 2013.

On May 10, The Cotton Candy Machine up in Brooklyn will be hosting a month-long gallery run featuring works from Mr. Danger (special thanks to Tara McPherson!). Prints should be available, so be sure to stop on by!

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